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Xeodrifter logo.jpg
Developer(s)Renegade Kid
  • Jools Watsham
  • Matthew Gambrell
Programmer(s)Matthew Gambrell
Artist(s)Jools Watsham
  • Roth Sothy
  • Matthew Gambrell
  • Brian Altano
ReleaseNintendo 3DS
  • NA: December 11, 2014
  • PAL: June 18, 2015
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: December 11, 2014
Wii U
  • NA: July 30, 2015
PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
  • NA: September 1, 2015
  • PAL: September 1, 2015
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: February 15, 2018

Xeodrifter is a Metroidvania video game developed by Renegade Kid. The game was first released for Nintendo 3DS and Microsoft Windows in 2014. A Wii U port of the game was released 2015, and after Gambitious Digital Entertainment acquired the rights to the Microsoft Windows version of the game, it was also released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2015. A Nintendo Switch version was released in February 2018.[1]


Xeodrifter is a Metroidvania video game, where the player controls an astronaut whose spaceship is damaged by an asteroid, and must visit four nearby planets in order to repair it. The game allows the player to explore the planets, each representing a different environment. The planets can be visited in any order, but exploration depends on power-ups to gain access to new areas. The game draws inspiration from the Metroid series,[2] and borrows elements from another Renegade Kid game, Mutant Mudds.[3]


Xeodrifter has been generally well received upon release, with critics praising its gameplay and mechanics, but criticizing its repetitive bosses and short length. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game holds an aggregated Metacritic score of 73/100 based on 17 critic reviews.[4]


  1. ^ Reseigh-Lincoln, Dom (January 26, 2018). "The Planet-Hopping Xeodrifter Will Touch Down On Nintendo Switch This February". Nintendo Life. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Jason Schreier. "It's Not Quite Super Metroid, But It'll Do". Kotaku. Gawker Media.
  3. ^ "Xeodrifter merges Metroid, Mutant Mudds and Moon". Eurogamer.net. October 9, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Xeodrifter Critic Reviews for 3DS". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 19, 2016.

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